Midlands Centre welcomed a bumper crowd to the IET in Birmingham to hear Richard Salmon and Manish Pindoria from BBC Research and Development explain the latest developments in high definition telly.
The first Ultra-HD sets simply increased the resolution, but the new format offers much more to television audiences. Both high dynamic range and a wider colour gamut are features of the latest TV sets in the shops.
At the Midlands event in mid-January, Salmon, lead research engineer at BBC R&D, discussed the principles of Ultra-HD television and, in particular, the greater range of colours – the wider colour gamut – available on new TV sets.
BBC R&D senior engineer Pindoria explained, showing examples on a big screen, how using the high dynamic range imaging technique increases the depth and richness of colours and makes TV programmes look more natural to the viewer.
Salmon has been involved in research into high definition TV since 1992 and is currently chair of the European Broadcasting Union’s TV displays project group.